Description"Another photo and good description here [] Dr Sharpe was vicar of Hartburn from 1749-92 and it was he who carved the grotto out of the sandstone cliff. The internal gothick arch which divides the larger outer chamber from the dark inner one reflects that in the footbridge at the southern end of the walk down to the grotto []. This too, along with Tower House [], were also built by Dr Sharpe. The two niches above the grotto entrance used to house statues of Adam and Eve. The tunnel is 15m long, roofed with large slabs (over which the path runs) but is now a crawl. It is said to have allowed discrete access for bathers from the cave to the river. http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/search/fr.cfm?rcn=NSMR03-10468" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2010.
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2010-03-14